The Girl Scouts and the BSA are among several major youth organizations in the USA experiencing sharp drops in membership in recent years. And the parent organization Boy Scouts of America will keep its name as well.
The BSA also announced that it will launch a recruitment campaign this summer called Scout Me In, which is meant to highlight its programs new inclusiveness.
"Girl Scouts has been the premier girl leadership development organization and girl expert for over 100 years", said Karen Hill, chief executive officer for Girl Scouts of OR and Southwest Washington.
The junior program for 7- to 10-year-olds, the Cub Scouts, will not be facing changes though it has already been accepting girls into the program.
In an effort to attract girls, the Boy Scouts announced Wednesday that they changing their name to Scouts BSA starting next year.
"The girls kept up with the boys, or may have even done better", Pittman said.
"Families that have boys that are in the program that have sisters that are saying 'my daughter is loving what she says when my son goes out on these campouts or participates in cub scouts".
The group will now be referred to as "Scouts BSA" in February.
The Boy Scouts a year ago opted to allow transgender boys to join.
Alongside the shift, the organization announced a new "Scout Me In" campaign, which the organization says will underscore inclusiveness and welcoming youth from all backgrounds.
This year marks 100 years the Miami Valley Council of Boy Scouts of America has been active and this year they're getting ready for a major change.
"We know this is going to be a positive experience", said David Kruse, executive officer and scout executive for the Western Massachusetts Council of the Boy Scouts of America. In fact, Girl Scouts of Central Texas still urges girls to join their programs that have always been tailored to young women.
The Boy Scouts have seen a drop in participation from the more than 4 million members in past peak years to now about 2.3 million, down from 2.6 million in 2013. Don't they have to change, too? "I think that will be wonderful".
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